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  Issue Number 4 • Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015  


Campus Champion

Senior Brittnie Daugherty has made her mark across campus. The Phi Kappa Phi honor society member manages the Leadership House and serves as a COR 101 teaching assistant. But the sociology/criminology major may be best known for her work as president of the Student Activities Board, the club that brings concerts and other high-profile entertainment to campus. It’s one of the College’s largest student clubs both in operating budget and executive board members. But Brittnie thrives on the challenges, and she’s excited about what’s ahead. That includes alternative pop band Echosmith, who recently committed to a special Cortaca Jug concert on Saturday, Nov. 14.

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Tuesday, Oct. 6

Film: “In this World,” United Kingdom, as part of the “Immigration to Europe” films series Global Walls: The Migration and Refugee Crisis 2015-16 sponsored by the?Clark Center For International Education, Sperry Center, Room 304, 6 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Film and Discussion: Screening “The Throwaways,” followed by award-winning filmmaker and co-director Ira McKinley, who will share his 2014 personal exploration of the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community, Sperry Center, Room 106, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

SafeZone Train the Trainer: Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, noon-3 p.m. RSVP via email to

Sandwich Seminar: “Aristotle and the Aztecs on the Good Life,” by Sebastian Purcell, Philosophy Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Falconry Demonstration: As part of the library exhibition "Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine of Harry Potter's World," general falconer Mary Cope will discuss the medieval sport as she shows off her red-tailed hawks and owls, Memorial Library second floor, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “An Intro to Meditation,” by yoga instructor Jeannine Gettis, Student Life Center, Mind Body Room, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Sandwich Seminar: “Risk Terrain Modeling: Predictive Crime Analysis using GIS,” by Adam Levine, GIS/FIS manager, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Campus Conversation: “Let’s Talk: The President’s Conversation Series on Diversity Equity and Inclusion at SUNY,” President Bitterbaum invites the campus community to join him in an institutional conversation about Race in the United States and at SUNY Cortland, Sperry Center, Room 105, 3-5 p.m.

CICC Series Lecture: Aldo Leopold, Local Land Ethics and Planetary Challenges,” by naturalist Martin Ogle, as part of the “Where Are We?” themed series, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Peace Corps Information Session: Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 6-7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Cortland CROP Hunger Walk: Departs from Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court Street, Cortland, 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 12

Columbus Day: Classes are in session, offices are closed

Fall Open House: Student Life Center, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Graduate Admissions Information Table:
Career Services, Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-5, 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Artist’s Talk: Local artist Robert Sherrill’s ongoing “Landmarks” project, on display through Dec. 18 in Dowd Gallery hallway gallery, as part of the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee (CICC) “Where Are We?” series, Dowd Fine Arts Center Gallery, 5 p.m. Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Speaker: “The Four Trails of Tears,” Adare-TasiwooPa api, a Cherokee and Choctaw and faculty development coordinator at Trocaire College in Buffalo, N.Y., Corey Union, Room 204-208, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Master Weaver Demonstrations: Maya Artist Alida Perez Santos from Guatemala, demonstrations and crafts for sale in the Sociology/Anthropology Department lobby, Moffett Center, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Brooks Lecture Series Presentation: “I See Change: The Transformative Impacts of Crowdsourced Climate Reporting,” by award-winning environment correspondent Molly Peterson, a journalist with Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) since 2007, in Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A welcome reception precedes the talk at 4 p.m. in the Rozanne M. Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126. Free and open to the public. 

Wellness Wednesday: “National Coming Out Day: Then and Now,” panel discussion. Students, faculty, staff and alumni share an LGBTQIA historical perspective on campus and nationally, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Training Presentation: “The Customer Service Survival Kit,” by Rich Gallagher, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and one of the nation’s leading experts on workplace communications skills, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8:30 a.m.-noon. RSVP required, contact Human Resources.

Presentation: “Hope and Despair in the American City,” by Gerald Grant, Hannah Hammond Professor of Education and Sociology Emeritus at Syracuse University, as part of the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee (CICC) “Where Are We?” series, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Zipcar to Launch at SUNY Cortland Soon

Car-sharing service will offer affordable memberships to students. read more

Events Seek to Address Potential Violence

A series of campus events scheduled in the wake of two recent college shootings. read more

Capture the Moment


Members of the SUNY Cortland Green Rep Program presented posters at the College’s Farmer’s Market held Oct. 1 in the Student Life Center. Seventeen individuals are hired as Green Reps each semester, one for each residence hall, to inspire sustainable lifestyles through environmental education programs. Green Rep applications for the spring semester are being accepted online through Friday, Oct. 30.

In Other News

Aspiring Teacher Fights Medical Setback with a Smile

Film Condemning Black Imprisonment Set for Oct. 6

President Bitterbaum to Kick Off Conversation Series

College Lands Echosmith for Cortaca Jug Concert

Students Will Walk to End Hunger

Falconry Demonstration Set for Oct. 7

Biologist to Share Views on Humanity and Earth

Fall Open House Set for Oct. 12

Bank Grant Sending Scholars to Spain

College to Host Engineering Executive-in-Residence

‘Trail of Tears’ Revisited on Oct. 13

Public Broadcaster to Speak Oct. 14

‘Where are We?’ Series Continues in October

College Council Honors Amy Simrell

College Launches 2015-2016 SEFA Appeal

Cortland C-Club Inducts Seven New Members

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Raymond J. Cotrufo will have an article published in the International Journal of Sport Management. read more

Laura J. Davies had her essay published on the website and blog "Follow Education." read more

David Kilpatrick authored a book titled Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties. read more

Kathryn Kramer wrote a report that will be published in Afterimage: Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism. read more

Joshua Peck had an article published in Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior. read more

Robert Spitzer authored an article on the Oregon shooting that ran on the U.S. News and World Report website. read more

John Suarez produced a docu-drama that was accepted as part of a California faculty institute curriculum. read more

Tracy A. Trachsler and Raymond J. Cotrufo co-authored an article that will be published in the Journal of Contemporary Athletics. read more

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